The Division of Periodontology offers advanced training in
basic sciences relevant to periodontology and clinical
management of periodontal diseases. The philosophy of the
Division encompasses varied approaches to the treatment of
periodontal disease and the staff consists of individuals with a
broad cross-section of necessary training and skills, including
implantology and guided tissue regeneration techniques.
The Division offers:
- A 36-month clinically-oriented program leading to a Certificate of Proficiency in Periodontology.
- A 36-month clinical and research program leading to a
Certificate and M.Dent.Sc. degree.
- A 60-plus month clinical and research program leading to a Certificate and Ph.D. degree in Biomedical Sciences.
Division courses include weekly literature review seminars and case conferences. Interdepartmental courses include oral anatomy, dental microbiology, connective tissue biology,
minor tooth movement, TMJ seminar, dental pharmacotherapeutics, and general and oral pathology. Interdisciplinary courses include seminars with orthodontics and endodontics. These
didactic elements are combined with five half-days of supervised patient care per week. A one-month general anesthesia rotation is provided.
Admission requirements include the following:
- Completed application form (PDF).
- $75 application fee payable to the University of Connecticut Health Center.
- Transcripts from all undergraduate and professional schools.
- Three letters of recommendation and certificate of class standing.
- Results of the National Dental Board Examinations and The Graduate Record Examination are encouraged.
- TOEFL score in excess of 550 for paper-based or 215 for computer-based for all applicants from non-English speaking countries.
The application deadline is August 1st of the year preceding July 1st matriculation.
For further information, contact:
Division of Periodontology
University of Connecticut Health Center
263 Farmington Avenue
Farmington, CT 06030-1710